Tag Archives: Receptor

Coronavirus Pandemic Update 37: The ACE-2 Receptor – The Doorway to COVID-19 (ACE Inhibitors & ARBs)

[ad_1] Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 37 with pulmonologist Roger Seheult, MD of The ACE-2 receptor on our cells is the binding site for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result, the ACE-2 receptor is central to many important questions about coronavirus treatment, a COVID-19 vaccine, and should patients continue taking their ACE inhibitor / ARBs (Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers) medications. Dr. Seheult discusses the controversy about some of these questions and illustrates the pathway involved with […]

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Insulin Receptor and Type 2 Diabetes

Part 2 of two animations about type 2 diabetes. This animation describes the role of the insulin receptor in type 2 diabetes. It focuses on the very recent discovery of how the hormone insulin actually binds to the receptor on the surface of cells, as determined by Professor Mike Lawrence’s laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Insulin binds to the receptor protein on the cell surface and instructs the cell to take up glucose from […]

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